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A Boat Trip to Chesapeake City MD

August 12, 2017

Sunset over Chesapeake City MD

About Chesapeake City

Chesapeake City, MD is located at the entrance of the C&D Canal and is labeled “The Hidden Treasure of the Chesapeake”. This small town has many historic homes that have been converted to B&Bs. The B&Bs span the main road through the city starting at the waterfront and average $140 per night during the week. We stayed at the Blue Max Inn and we were lucky to be the only guests. During the week there isn’t much to do as a majority of the shops are closed. We visited the C&D Canal Museum which was fascinating with the history of the canal. Admission was free. The center of the town holds a playground for children and horseshoes for the adults. There is also an adorable little ice cream hut that offers about 20 flavors and shaded seating right along the canal.

The ice cream shop in Chesapeake City MD

Getting There

Chesapeake City is convenient to all major metropolitan locations in the Mid-Atlantic. Located right off of Rt 213 it easily visited by residents of Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Wilmington. Driving in may be easy and convenient but the most scenic way to visit this canal city is by boat. We ventured 65 miles by boat one way from Annapolis and enjoyed every minute of the trip. We passed 3 light houses and traveled under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake City Bridge, both offering amazing sites and breathtaking views. There is a marina and a town dock. The marina offers a large number of transient slips at $2.25 per foot per day. The town dock is a first come, first serve basis but offers FREE dockage for 24 hours.

A bird in Chesapeake City Maryland

On this overnight trip we arrived just in time for sunset over the canal. Once we cleaned up from the boat ride we enjoyed a two course meal and splurged on cocktails with the money we saved by docking at the town dock. We were fascinated by the traffic in the canal during the day. There were large cargo ships, tugboats and barges, and mega yachts passing through. We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight getaway to Chesapeake City.

 

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